Cooling and Electrical Team Up to Protect Supercomputing Uptime At the Center of Supercomputing: ABM Mission Critical Maintenance for Data Centers

Designed to double its megawatts of capacity for High Performance Computing (HPC), a supercomputing center supporting large-scale projects at N+1 Tier II data facilities needed a partner to cost-efficiently elevate performance across their entire mission-critical infrastructure. ABM delivered strategic electrical and cooling solutions that helped optimize operations, lower costs and increase uptime.

Cooling and Electrical Team Up to Protect Supercomputing Uptime At the Center of Supercomputing: ABM Mission Critical Maintenance for Data Centers

Read this case study to see how this supercomputing center attained strategic electrical and cooling solutions that helped optimize operations, lower costs and increase uptime.

Content Summary

CHALLENGE
SOLUTION: High-level Specialized Expertise
HIGHER SERVICE STANDARDS
FULL INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT: Equipment and Power
FULL INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT: Cooling and Climate Control
BENEFITS
ABM MISSION CRITICAL SERVICE
ABM MISSION CRITICAL CERTIFICATIONS

Self-performing all mechanical maintenance and in-scope electrical system upgrades, ABM applies Tier III and Tier IV service standards to protect uptime and control costs for these N+1 Tier II data centers.

Read this case study to see how ABM improved operations, induced cost savings and reduced downtime for this mission critical client.

CHALLENGE

This N+1 Tier II supercomputing center caters to a wide range of industries and needed services that meet strict standards across multiple technical disciplines. With tons of cooling capacity and state-of-the-art power distribution for critical HPC assets on site, they required operations and maintenance support that adheres to engineered specifications for a vast array of equipment.

The challenge for this mission critical facility was finding a partner with the specialized expertise and integrated solutions to effectively operate, maintain, and improve their infrastructure.

SOLUTION: High-level Specialized Expertise

ABM was selected for its ability to self-perform mission critical services along with its extensive experience with top-tier data centers The ABM solution was designed to deliver an efficient and comprehensive service plan.

HIGHER SERVICE STANDARDS

The ABM solution applies Tier III and Tier IV service standards to these N+1 Tier II data centers. The ABM team now operates, maintains, and services all mission critical equipment within scope. ABM also performs daily rounds to verify operations and minimizes infrastructure issues. The ABM team also and escorts vendors and construction personnel to assure work performed meets standards of uptime protection

FULL INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT: Equipment and Power

ABM maintains equipment across the supercomputing center’s entire infrastructure, including switching, power, backup power and power distribution.

  • Paralleling switchgear
  • Double conversion and rotary UPSs
  • VLRA battery backups
  • Megawatts of standby generator capacity
  • PDUs and distribution panels

FULL INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT: Cooling and Climate Control

ABM’s depth of mechanical and HVAC services ensure that the datacenter has accurate, resilient and efficient climate control from chilling to thermal storage and humidity control

  • 500-ton air-cooled chillers
  • 150-ton dry coolers
  • Thermal storage tanks
  • Free cooling, airside economizers, waterside economizers
  • Humidity control
  • Custom AHUs, CRAC/CRAH units, fan walls and in-row cooling
  • Smoke detection
  • Clean agent systems

BENEFITS

ABM has delivered consistent, measurable value for our supercomputing partner with mission critical solutions focused on controlling costs and protecting uptime.

  • Achieved uptime assurance at or above industry standards for N+1 Tier II
  • Increased cost efficiency
  • Integrated, self-performed services across all mechanical maintenance and in-scope electrical system upgrades
  • Improved operational efficiency across multiple facilities (metric)
  • Provided greater control during critical events

ABM MISSION CRITICAL SERVICE

  • Million Square Feet of Mission Critical Facilities Serviced Daily
  • Tier I Tier II Tier III Tier IV
  • Years of Mission Critical Experience
  • US Government Security Clearance

ABM MISSION CRITICAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • NETA
  • Liebert/Emerson
  • Stulz
  • DataAire
  • CDCD